Knock Out Knee Pain

Written by Nash Woods Knee pain is no fun. Knee pain deriving from CrossFit training is generally a result of hip tightness or dysfunction. Luckily, there are a few mobilizations and movements that can be a catch-all for general knee pain. This is by no means an exhaustive list and doesn’t address things like arthritis […]

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Breathe Like a Lion: Inhale Performance

Written by Sarah Loogman As thoughtless of an act it may seem, the mechanics of breathing have a profound affect on our physical health and even mental or emotional wellness. A gateway “hack” into the nervous system, a mindful breath practice can help improve athletic performance and decrease the risk or impacts of chronic disease. […]

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Confessions of a Gimp Part II: Trusting the Process

Written by Hannah Dykstra If you’re reading this, chances are you read the original to my “Confessions of a Gimp” post, a blurb of personal thoughts and insights stemming from a serious, though temporary, injury that has and continued to change my life. This journey has been the most challenging journey I’ve endured in my […]

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It’s Not About the Win

Written by Sarah Loogman In many ways, competition drives progress. Comparing ourselves to the masses allows us to measure the value of our hard work and when it comes to athletics, nothing seems to drive a sense of self more than head to head competition. We love to win, or at least we love the […]

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Out of the Box: New Sports to Try

Written by Nash Woods Competing is fun. Even if you are just using CrossFit as a way to stay healthy and active, competition is still great to get out and test yourself once and awhile. The beautiful thing about CrossFit is the exposure that it brings to different modalities of exercise and sport. No matter […]

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You Are in Control

Written by Hannah Dykstra Before you continue to read this article, I want to challenge you as a reader to think back to your first CrossFit “on-ramp” or “fundamentals” intro and remember the reason why you stepped into the gym to start with. Maybe it was to be a better parent, lose weight, get stronger, […]

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Correcting the Snatch

  Written by Nash Woods The barbell snatch is arguably the most challenging movement seen in CrossFit, if not across all sport. It requires you to bring a barbell from the floor to overhead in one smooth motion without maiming yourself or others in the process. The pull is the most important part of a snatch. […]

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Mind Flex

Written by Sarah Loogman The brain acts much like muscle – tissue that can called to action for many purposes. This concept of brain plasticity opposes old beliefs in neuroscience that we were born with a set number of neurons and would permanently lose those as we aged. New research, however, shows that you actually […]

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“PR” Your Life

Written by Sarah Loogman At the essence of CrossFit is to evolve our human race – to build increasingly more functional, adaptable mechanisms of the body for inclusive fitness that advances our abilities across a broad range of physical tests. By improving our physical being, we are able to improve cognitive function, elevate mood, and […]

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